Security researcher Manfred Paul hacked Mozilla Firefox in just 8 seconds as part of the Pwn2Own Vancouver 2022 hacking competition, which ended last Friday.
During the attack, Paul used exploits for two previously unknown vulnerabilities, for which he received a prize of $ 100 thousand. Later that day, he won another $50,000 for discovering a previously unknown vulnerability in Apple Safari.
Fortunately, the Mozilla Foundation reacted with lightning speed to the discovery of the Floor and immediately released emergency fixes. Since the Firefox browser is updated automatically in the background, patches have already been delivered to almost all users.
Firefox v100.0.2 for desktop computers;
Firefox v100.3.0 for Android;
Firefox v91.9.1 for corporate clients with extended support.